Mum and Dad Glue


By Kes Gray, illustrated Lee Wildish

A young boy's parents are splitting up. His method for trying to get them to stay together isn't the usual response - he looks for glue to stick his mum and dad together. In the process of searching, he finds some wise and kindly advice. This is very much a message book aimed at young children in the same situation as the unnamed hero. Told in rhyme,the illustrations are lovely and draw you in to the story - particularly the cracks appearing in the young boy's world. It might be an obvious metaphor, but it perfectly captures the feelings that children might be having, without being melodramatic or scary.

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Picture Book | Paper Back


Fiction | Poetry/Rhyme | Issues